The announcement of the partnership is likely an unsurprising move for most involved in the open source content management and document management industry as similar partnerships with other content management providers and Alfresco have already occurred. Nor is this the first time that we've seen Acquia involved with integrating the Drupal CMS with the Alfresco platform. However, this is probably the first time we've seen Acquia and and Alfresco Inc. so publicly announce such a partnership for delivering products and services and perhaps this is a recognition that customers have need for better integration solutions in both product and services.
OnApp has announced OnApp Cloud v3.1, the latest version of the leading cloud platform for service providers. New release enables service providers to offer hybrid clouds – integrating management of bare metal servers and virtual servers into a single control panel
Perforce launches Swarm, a flexible code collaboration platform that enables development teams to meet their goals for faster release cycles, continuous integration and continuous delivery. Swarm helps distributed teams improve their Agile practices by collaborating on both pre- and post-commit code, commenting on changes, sharing creative ideas and getting early feedback from continuous integration and deployment.
Treating people as individuals, getting closer to customers and partnering to accelerate innovation are the underlying principles of Open Innovation 2.0 embodied in the Innovation application launched today by Sosius, a leading online collaboration and team workspace platform for SMEs and enterprises. The release is the first in a series of advanced applications designed to help businesses quickly address their most pressing social business needs.
Stakeholders in the Health Industry Invited to Advise on Internet Best Practices
Dot Health Limited, the Gibraltar-based organization seeking to operate a new .Health top-level domain (gTLD), today announced the creation of a Governance Council that will allow the world health community to provide input on the .HealthTLD. The Governance Council will be called upon to monitor, advise, and recommend best practices for the .HealthgTLD.
On my "to-do list" is a mention of the availability of my In the Spotlight segment online as well as the rest of the May 2013 CMS-Connected show. One of the nice things about participating on this show with hosts Tyler Pyburn and Scott Liewehr is the chance to get to spread my wings to new CMS territory
"The real problem we're up against is not technology, it's that management DNA in companies.... When you concentrate the responsibility for innovation at the top, you're holding your capacity to change hostage. It disempowers the little people."
- Gary Hamel, quoted by Lucas Mearian, "The next corporate revolution will be power to the peons", Computerworld, June 4, 2013.
Those of you who have been in the content management industry a while will remember the CMS Watch report. I’m not sure when I first heard of it, but I think it was at an AIIM conference in 2005. I remember thinking that if we could just get Agility into that report, we would have it made. Looking back, it’s amazing to see how many of the systems that ranked well in 2005 are either gone or no longer relevant.
A few years later, I saw an article on CMS Wire that Ektron had made it into the Gartner Magic Quadrant. I realized that it was going to be hard to complete with this level of recognition, no matter how superior Agility is.
Fast forward to 2013, and Agility is yet to be found in either of these reports. I reached out several times to CMS Watch in the early days, but we were just too small. I called Gartner in 2010 to see what it would take to get on the Magic Quadrant. They were quick to point out that Agility was probably too small, but if we paid $20,000 they would take a closer look.
It struck me that it might be worthwhile to write an article on the topic to dig deeper into the options available for CMS vendors. Here are my findings.
The Guardian has come out top in delivering the best mobile news experience, according to a new report from EPiServer. The mobile news study assessed the mobile websites and apps of 12 of the UK’s top news publishers*, with The Guardian providing impressively fast browsing, easy to locate stories with clear headlines and GuardianWitness, an innovative citizen journalism app for iPhone and Android.